Belamcanda chinensis ‘Hello Yellow’

(From L-R: foliage, closeup of buds and baby volunteer)

Belamcanda chinensis ‘Hello Yellow’ is a  dwarf cultivar with solid yellow blooms.  It is a member of the Iridaceae family,  hence the sword like foliage.   This year I’ve noticed some babies sprouting nearby.   Not sure if  they’ll revert to the orange spotted type.   Here’s some more info on this cool perennial:

  • Grows to about 10-12″ tall
  • Prefers sun to light shade
  • Yellow flowers followed by blackberry like seedpods
  • Great for the border
  • Hardy in zones 5-9
  • Blooms mid summer – early fall
  • Do not overwater
  • Propagate by division or seed
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10 responses to this post.

  1. It does have a much later bloom time than the traditional Iris’ we usually think of. What an interesting addition that is;-)

    Yep my other Irises bloom in May and June. I do have some Dwarfs that repeat bloom in the Fall though. Thanks Jan. 🙂

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  2. I have the orange spotted kind. These are my favorite little flowers. I love the flower,and then the seeds. Have a nice weekend. Balisha

    I like the Orange-spotted one too and planted it this spring. No blooms yet though. The seedheads are cool! Have a nice weekend Balisha. 🙂

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  3. Posted by skeeter on August 12, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Beautiful and to think a iris in summer! That is awesome… That spider has so many names and a pretty yellow and black color scheme. I have two in view in my gardens at the current time. I think they are so neat but I do stay clear of them…

    It’s a nice perennial that seems to be low maintenance and a reliable bloomer every year Skeeter. Yep their interesting looking spiders, a bit creepy though. 🙂

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  4. I have the orange spotted so it it is off in the bright colors section. I’d love to add the yellow to the cottage garden and will look for the plants — how long do the blooms last?

    About two weeks or alittle longer I guess Freda. I think it depends on how mature the clump is and how buds you get.

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  5. Very pretty!

    Thanks Tina. 🙂

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  6. Never saw the yellow one before, very pretty. I assume its seed pod is like the spotted one….a blackberry. I like this plant.

    Yep it has the same type of seedpod. I had the orange spotted one first but it didn’t come back, this one has been in my garden for a few seasons now. 🙂

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  7. I haven’t seen these before. Love it Racquel!

    YW Linda, glad to share. 🙂

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  8. That’s a new plant to me, I had to look it up. It is very attractive, I quite like the orange spotted flowers too. Looks like it might be just about hardy where I am so I might give it a go. Yet another plant to add to the list 🙂

    Glad I could introduce you to it then EG. 🙂 Hope it works out for you as well.

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